As one of the oldest and most common ways to store and transfer data, comma-separated value (CSV) files are easy to use when exchanging data between different applications.
Most databases support CSV files. As a result, you can use a CSV file to move data between programs that aren’t ordinarily able to exchange data.
Dating back before the invention of the personal computer, a CSV file contains simple text where commas separate data. You will likely encounter CSV files in both spreadsheets and databases.
The simplicity has enabled CSV files to stand the test of time. Humans can easily read these files, making them easier to work with. You can view the data with a text editor like Notepad or a spreadsheet program like Microsoft Excel.
That makes CSV files extremely useful when you need to share data.
CVS Data Integration with MPulse
It’s highly likely that your maintenance team is already very familiar with how to merge/integrate CSV files into new software. Microsoft Excel can both import and export CSV files easily. Sometimes this process is so seamless, it’s not even clear that Excel is opening a CSV file, versus a native Excel file.
Luckily, importing CSV files into MPulse is just as easy. You can integrate any data stored in a CSV file with MPulse in just a few clicks. MPulse’s DataLink Integration Adapter feature makes it easy, enabling users to do things like…
- Import data to the CMMS software from files, databases, or other applications
- Export data from the CMMS software to other applications, files, or databases
- Schedule imports and exports based on times or file changesSave “mapping profiles” to your data sources and targets
CVS file-based integration enables you or your IT team to quickly and easily move data in and out, depending on your needs. MPulse DataLink Integration Adapter simplifies data sharing, making it easier to achieve.
Benefits of Integrating CSV Files
Tight integration between CMMS software and your other business-critical applications that work with CSV files will do more than reduce hassle. You’ll also enjoy these benefits…
- Fewer errors due to manual data entry
- Reduced data input redundancy
- Faster response times to maintenance problems
- Near real-time monitoring of critical data
- The ability to grow with your company’s changing technologies
Above all, data sharing between MPulse CMMS and CSV files goes a long way in keeping your maintenance department running smoothly. That saves your team a lot of time, while reducing errors and making information available faster.
Note that data integration differs from one-time import/exports, which commonly occur during CMMS software implementation.
Have questions? We’re here to help. Contact us for more information about simple ways to connect CSV files to an MPulse database.